they might be better, but they are better by a small margin. i'm an ATI fan, but its just like the debate about Intel or AMD, it is personal preference. if you like Nvidia better, go with them, if you have mixed feeling, then step back and compare cards from both companies in you price range, look at which one suits you needs best, which one has more flexability, Etc. Etc. if you have had bad experiances with Nvidia, try ATI, you can always RMA or if you have another comp, put it in that one and go back to Nvidia. But it really comes down to personal preference.
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